Car Bomb in Gaza Wounds Four Soldiers

(Ha'aretz) - Amos Harel A soldier on duty at the Gush Katif intersection spotted the car and fired a warning shot as it turned toward the IDF outpost. The men in the car immediately returned fire. The soldiers at the outpost laced the car with bullets and the car, carrying 150 kilograms of explosives as well as some mortars, blew up on the dirt road outside the outpost, killing three Islamic Jihad members. The four soldiers, suffering from light shrapnel wounds and shock, were released from hospital by nightfall. The army praised the quick thinking of the soldiers, saying they prevented a major disaster.

2003-02-07 00:00:00

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